Sunday, 20 June 2010

Happy Birthday, Mama!!!!

Yesterday the whole family gathered to celebrate the birthday of our beloved Grandma.  This is one of the occasions of the year whereby the family get together to catch up and to eat and drink.

In truest Singaporean style, let me start with the food. We catered from the good people of Orange Clove. From clockwise: Wok-fried Kung Pow Prawns with Szechuan sauce, Braised Beancurd with Chinese Cabbage and Sweet Peas, Sing Chow Fried Bee Hoon, and Cereal Fish.

Clockwise: Baked Nonya Chicken, Steamed Chicken Siew Mai, Mini Custard Puffs and Garden Greens with Bell Peppers, Onion and Cherry Tomatoes.

Some additional desserts and snacks: Apple Strudel, Fruits and Grand Aunty's homemade Cheng Tng which is the best.


These are some of my family members, excluding those overseas. We realise we are getting older and older each day.... but maybe somewhat happier?

Here is the birthday girl, the head full of white hair dame! With Grandma was her younger sister (my Grand Aunt) who looked identical to her. The next photo was Grandma with all her daughters. And all the men in the family - old boys and young boys. This is Grandma's strawberry cake!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Grandma!!! Beautiful cake with lit candles! According to the lunar calender, Grandma is celebrating her 86 years. I'm so proud of Grandma who is very hardworking and thrifty, and still in excellent health, active, and can still walk faster than some of us! =X

This is the birthday girl, a personal portrait, enjoying her cake. Grandma still chant her mantras with her mala beads every morning when she wakes up at 4.30am and for many decades, she has been a vegetarian for half a day till noon daily.  I wish we can celebrate her every birthday for many many years to come! May Grandma be always this happy and may she live a long life!

We also took the chance to celebrate Fathers' Day too. Another cake.... Oreo Cheesecake for the Dads. Here are all the Dads.... and.... the future dads. :D 

 Have a great one, Dads.

Another portrait with all the old girls and young girls in the family.  Now you know I have many wonderful aunts and cousins. (Damn, I need to get a new camera soon! These were taken with the Iphone).

I guess when we get older, we tend to appreciate the times we spend together, albeit how short they may be. I guess when it comes to family... we just have to give and give love. 

P.S. I didn't photoshop the above photo, it was an atas chocolate from agnes b. 

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